The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD19829
Released: Oct 06, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400108862
Narrator/s: Rebecca Burns
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A mother duck hatches a brood of ducklings. All are sweet little yellow babies-all but one, who is very large, very gray, and very ugly. The poor ugly duckling is teased and tormented by everyone he meets, even his own mother, brothers, and sisters. Driven from his home in the barnyard, the unhappy duckling wanders the world alone, suffering hardships, cruelty, and ridicule wherever he goes. This exquisite tale of rejection and redemption has been a favorite with children since its first publication in 1845. The hapless duck's plight, and his ultimate triumph, is especially relevant in today's image-conscious world-as are all the tales in this treasury of classics.


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The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories
Product Number: BX00053368
Product Number:Z10004828
Product Number:DD19829

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Narrator(s): Rebecca Burns
Product Number Z10004828
Released: Oct 06, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400128860

Professional reviews

"Rebecca Burns's reading of THE UGLY DUCKLING AND OTHER STORIES is perfunctory, almost lifeless. The five tapes hold an excellent cross section of tales, but the performance doesn't deliver. Though she reads dialogue well, Burns often uses a cloying over-enunciation in the narratives. True, this tape will have a young audience, but the way a reader holds a child's attention is through energy and expression, both of which are lacking in this recording. D.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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